When Blueprint Engines came out with their power adder series of crate engines we got one of the very first off the assembly line. It was their 400 cubic inch traditional small block featuring forged everything, their heads, and a hydraulic roller cam that made just over 500 horsepower. We love this engine and have tested and raced and street driven it a TON. Thousands of miles of road driving, hundreds of dragstrip passes, hundreds of pounds of nitrous and now a lot of boost. It has been in everything from the NA 500 horsepower setup all the way up to it’s current 1,300 horsepower setup with a ProCharger. But when they told us they wanted to get our opinion and advice on a 540 cubic inch Big Block version, that’s when we got really, really excited. Richard Holdener, the guy who tests more engines than anyone outside BluePrint, worked extensively with the gang at Blueprint so that they could get one to him for testing as soon as possible and this sucker did not disappoint.
This 540 cubic inch Blueprint Power Adder Big Block has been put through the ringer in every conceivable combination and has made insane power levels as well. But how much power? And in what configuration? Well all of them is the answer. And thankfully Richard has all the info and all the data to show just what kind of power it made in each of them. This information is not only good for you guys out there wanting a 540 of your own, but also for the folks at Blueprint who are going to be offering power adder combos with the power adder as well!
So watch, learn, and let us know what you think about Richard’s testing and results.